Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis thought is one of the most common forms of arthritis related to degenerative joint disorders progress with age. Osteoarthritis also refers as wearing and tearing joints due to the break down of the cartilages.

Osteoarthritis has a tendency to affect the tissues surrounding the joint such as muscles, ligaments, cartilages, tendons and fascial, commonly found in the joints of knees, hips, spine, hands and fingers. Osteoarthritis also can found in wrists, elbows, shoulders and toes but it occurs less frequently.

The main complaints by individuals who have arthritis are pain, stiffness, swelling or enlarged joints. Pain present in or around the affected joints and is often constant and localized.

Osteoarthritis seems very common but true arthritis may not be as common as you think, similar symptoms presented with the joints are not necessary all Osteoarthritis. It is essential that you make sure your diagnosis is correct before you begin a course of treatments to minimize wasting money and time on treatments that are not designed to help your specific situation.

However, if it is true osteoarthritis, the symptoms produced by osteoarthritis could be helped with much improvement. If it is not osteoarthritis, the symptoms within these joints are much easier to treat with greater results.

Causes of Osteoarthritis

The exact cause of Osteoarthritis is not certain; the potential causes could be due to repetitive movement result wearing and tearing or as a result of an injury.

Some factors may contribute to the osteoarthritis, such as overloading, overuse the joints, improper use or too much stress on the joints. Physical intensive labor or sports injuries could lead to develop osteoarthritis.

Improper joint alignment, meaning the joint does not move and fit together correctly, such as bowlegs, dislocated hips; knees and shoulders are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in those affected joints.

With obesity, the chances of getting osteoarthritis more likely increases with the amount of weight that the joints have to bear. The knee joints are particular affected because they are major weight-bearing joints.

Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis often occurs in knees because they are weight-baring joints. If you have osteoarthritis in knees, you may experience pain, stiffness, swelling or hard to bend. Osteoarthritis may also cause you difficulty walking, moving, climbing the stairs, getting in and out of the chair or bathtub.

Osteoarthritis in hip joints could produce pain, stiffness, swelling to disability. Hip joints are also weight-baring, when you have hip osteoarthritis, you may experience pain in groin, thigh or knees. Hip osteoarthritis may also cause you difficulty walking, climbing the stairs, getting in and out of the chair and bathtub.

Osteoarthritis in spine may experience pain or stiffness in neck and back, changing the spine curve, put pressure on nerve, weakness, numbness or tingling may occur in arms, hands, hips, knees and feet.

Osteoarthritis in hands and fingers may appear with enlarged joints or small bony knobs at the finger joints. You may feel stiffness, pain, aches numbness or tingling of the hands or fingers, limited mobility, difficulty to make fist and loss of strength.

Osteoarthritis Relief

Symptoms associated with osteoarthritis could be relieved through massage therapy incorporating other forms of manual therapy include:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Clicking in joint
  • Difficulty bending
  • Joint pain / tender
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint larger in size
  • Knee give out
  • Locking joint
  • Numbness / tingling
  • Prone to dislocation
  • Spasm / cramp
  • Cracking in joint
  • Crunching in joint
  • Difficulty straight
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint weakness
  • Hyper extension
  • Morning stiffness
  • Pressure in joint
  • React to weather
  • Joint hot / warm

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Place to Heal is experienced in treating osteoarthritis pain and associated symptoms listed in the section of Osteoarthritis Relief. Treatment for osteoarthritis is natural and safe.

Osteoarthritis treatment is provided by experienced R.M.T with hands-on manual therapies that help to facilitate your body’s own natural healing ability and has had high success rates with long-term relief in treating osteoarthritis symptoms.

Treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms is gear to individual cases. Earlier treatment could minimize the discomfort from osteoarthritis and the potential complications or difficulties.

Treatments of osteoarthritis symptoms with manual therapy include Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Massage Therapy and Lymph Therapy. Incorporating these therapies into the treatments enhances the effectiveness in relieving osteoarthritis symptoms.

Pain

If you are experiencing one or more type of the pain listed below, and are seeking natural therapy for relief.
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  • Piercing pain
  • Firing pain
  • Ulcer like pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Acute pain
  • Raw pain
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Characteristic of Pain

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  • Pain comes & goes
  • Pain persistent
  • Pain at rest or during activities
  • Pain in local area or distal
  • Pain shooting down
  • Pain worse in the morning
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Annoying Sensations

If you are experiencing one or more of these annoying sensations, and are seeking natural therapy for relief.
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  • Numbness
  • Pins & needles
  • Stiffness
  • Immobile
  • Heaviness
  • Dizziness
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